Saturday, 10 December 2011

What a difference a day makes....

All is not lost.....  Santa might be bringing Mac a quilt after all.

I got FNSI off to a flying start yesterday.    I came right in here the minute I got back from taking the cats to the vet and got down to some serious sewing. 

I'm thrilled to bits with what I managed to get done....


What a difference eh!    I bet the eagle eyed among you can spot a few changes in fabric selection from the ones on the wall yesterday.    Choosing fabrics quickly was good but I still found myself unpicking and replacing ones that didn't work for me.   Less than I thought though so I reckon I might start trusting my gut a little bit more instead of over thinking everything.

I sorted out the grass and pieced this....


Still need to re stitch the end of the kite string though so I can't really call it a finished block.   Then I did this...


Pieced the castle block.  This one really is finished.


I stitched train tracks till I ran out of floss.... just the bottom track to add the 'sleepers' to.   Appliqued on the space ship... which still needs a nose cone and windows but I was getting really dog eyed by the time I got to that bit.

Did a bit more of the applique on the robot.  Funny.... I needed to replace the grass on that block too for the same reason as the kite.... too narrow!   Beats me how I managed that.

This is how my little room looked in the wee small hours of FNSI


A hive of industry.... or a right mess?

I've not done any stitching today... yet.  After my late night I slept in this morning!   I was almost late for going out to lunch with my Mum.  Then we were off to the shops.  Not for anything exciting just the usual grocery run.

Right now I'm planning  a nice relaxing evening in my recliner working on the last of the stitcheries for Boys Story.   There'll maybe be a glass or two of wine in the plan too..... well.... it is my BIRTHDAY!   I'm allowed a treat....right!

Hope you've all had a lovely day.... or are about to have one depending where in the world you are

See ya soon....
Hugs
Josie 
  
p.s. I bought more floss today so the train block will be back on track soon.

12 comments:

Raewyn said...

May I be the first one to wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY (unless someone else is busy typingwhile I am). Great progress on Mac's quilt - it's going to be Ab Fab. xox
PS love the little tag on your swap parcel - very enticing.

marina said...

fantastic progress!!
Happy birthday! Hope you have had a lovely day. Not too much wine or there may be more unpicking?
Your fabrics are just beautiful. It is going to be amazing.

shez said...

Oh Josie i love it,you are doing an amazing job,it looks fantastic.
Happy birthday to you,hope you have a wonderful day filled with love and laughter.ox

Kaye R said...

Happy Birthday.........
I think i work better under stress when it comes to fabric choice. If I have all the time in the world I keep swapping in and out to get the " perfect " look when time is against me I accept " it " . And that does not mean near enough is good enough either. It just happens quicker. Thevquiltvwill look fab on Xmas day .

Kristen said...

Happy Birthday, sure wish I would have gotten as much done as you did...unfortunately I didn't. :)

Lynda said...

Happy Birthday! What a great quilt and you accomplished so much! Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

Diane-crewe said...

good work...hope it was a great birthday xx

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday! Boys Story is coming along beautifully, and I love your colour/fabric choices.

Farm Girl said...

Belated Birthday Wishes. I hope you had a wonderful day, your quilt progress is awesome, I think you will find some time to sleep before Christmas now. Stay on track! LOL

Charlie and Wendy said...

Also belated birthday wishes. You are making amazing progress on Macs quilt, it's looking fabulous! I'm sure the train is on it's tracks by now.

Janet said...

I love your quilt, it's so hard to find great ones for boys. The blocks are amazing.

rosie said...

Miss Josie, I can't believe I missed your birthday.. I hope your day was very very special..
xxxxx